Baked BBQ Fried Chicken

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3 large eggs 1 cup water ½ cup milk 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons black pepper 6 cups all-purpose flour ¼ cup salt 5 teaspoons black pepper 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons dry mesquite flavored seasoning mix 4 cups oil for frying, or as needed 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips 1 teaspoon butter 1 (12 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce

Ingredients

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Set up a batter station: Whisk together eggs, water, milk, 2 tablespoons salt, and 2 tablespoons pepper in a large bowl with a fork until smooth. Stir together flour, 1/4 cup salt, 5 teaspoons pepper, garlic, and mesquite seasoning in another large bowl.

INSTRUCTIONS

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Fill a large heavy skillet or wok halfway full with oil. Heat to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Coat chicken in batter: Use a fork to pick up one chicken strip at a time and dip it into the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, back into the egg mixture, and into the flour mixture again.

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Place coated strips into the hot oil to fry. Cook in batches without crowding. Once chicken is browned on one side, flip over and brown on the other side.

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Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Butter a 12x20-inch glass baking dish, or two 9x13-inch baking dishes.

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Pour enough barbeque sauce into the prepared dish to coat the bottom. Arrange fried chicken strips in rows in the dish. Pour remaining sauce over the top.

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Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce is caramelized onto the chicken, 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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